February 16, 2008
To many miscues cost Eagles
#6 Drury (21-2, 13-2 GLVC): 72
at Southern Indiana (9-14, 4-11 GLVC): 57
EVANSVILLE, Ind.—The University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team committed 25 turnovers en route to a 72-57 setback to No. 6 Drury University Saturday afternoon at the Physical Activities Center.
USI (9-14, 4-11 GLVC) jumped out to a 9-6 lead early in the contest, but a 12-0 run put the Panthers, who are ranked first in the Great Lakes Region, ahead by nine with just under 12 minutes to play in the first period.
Drury (21-2, 13-2 GLVC) turned USI's 15 first-half turnovers into 15 points as it extended its lead to 44-25 at the intermission. The Panthers pushed their lead to 56-31 less than seven minutes into the second half before the Screaming Eagles could get anything going.
The Eagles used a 12-2 run to cut the Drury lead to 15 points with less than eight minutes to play in the contest. They chiseled the deficit to 13 points with 5:32 to play in the contest, but could not get any closer as the Panthers closed out their league-best 12th straight win.
As a team, the Eagles out-shot Drury 48.8 percent to 39.1 percent and held a 35-33 advantage on the glass. The Panthers, however, turned the ball over just seven times and held a 19-8 advantage in points-off-turnovers.